Have you ever noticed that seasoned wine tasters rarely say "smell" when describing a wine? Apparently the word has negative connotations, so instead you're supposed to say "nose," as in "This Pinot Noir has a rather fruity nose." In fact, many tasters use the phrase "nosing a wine" to indicate they are smelling a wine. Technically, nose is the combination of aroma and bouquet; it accounts for every odor the wine gives off. The use of this term has led to all kinds of creative phrases, such as "in the nose," "on the nose," "big nose," and even "off-nose."